How the Arts can Help
Accessing the creative part of your brain overrides the stresses of memory loss, elevates mood, re-energises and restores a sense of personal identity.
Enjoy More through Artistic Stimulation
- Singing along to a favorite tune challenges and triggers the memory.
- Study a picture or photograph. See even more in it. Discuss ideas with a companion.
- Walk into an art gallery with a companion. Discuss a picture, sculpture, piece of furniture, ceramic. Enjoy their qualities. What is the artist’s intention? Explore, argue and enjoy the possibilities. The stimulus of Arts 4 Dementia sessions at the Wallace Collection evoked animated responses from our participants, and endured after sessions were over.
- Sit in front seats at a theatre matinee, lunchtime concert, poetry gig, stand-up comedy. Watch the expressions of the performers. Share ideas with your companion. Challenge each other.
- Access your natural creative skill: take photographs, paint, draw, model, play the piano, listen to live music, play music, dance, sing, exercise, explore the scents and arrangements of flowers, garden plants, trees.
- Taking a course at an arts venue, you can look forward to regular social inspirational opportunities, quality time with a loved one.
- Live life to the full. Have fun.
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